Huawei Honor 9 Lite

8.2/10 AVG.
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8.2/10
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The Huawei Honor 9 Lite currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
5.65"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


ZDNet

Sets a new high bar for the £200 price point, making it the affordable Android handset to beat.

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Android Central

What you get in the Honor 9 Lite is a very good phone for any price point. For £199, it's perhaps untouchable right now.

- Richard Devine, Android Central
Tech Advisor

The Honor 9 Lite might not have all the mod cons but it's one of the cheapest phones around to offer an 18:9 screen with a bezel-free design. It's an attractive phone and general specs are good, including no less than four cameras.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
Fone Arena

Quad-camera setup, bunch of features to experiment with and a good battery life, make the Honor 9 Lite an amazing company for budding photographers.

- Fone Arena team, Fone Arena
Firstpost

Huawei certainly has a winner on its hands with the Honor 9 Lite. Yes, there are some shortcomings such as poor camera performance in low-lit conditions, app optimisations among others, but show me a phone that does not have any flaws.

- Nimish Sawant, Firstpost


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Huawei released the Honor 9 Lite on December 21, 2017.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Honor 9 Lite user manual here.


Huawei backs up the Honor 9 Lite with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.65"

The Huawei Honor 9 Lite's screen size is 5.65 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1 minutes.

Honor 9 Lite Specs

Overview
Release date December 21, 2017
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.26 W/kg
Body: 1.26 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 780 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 1 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Black, Glacier Gray, Sapphire Blue, Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall, Pearl White, Lite Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 7.19 x 0.76 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 149 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 428 pixels
Size 5.65 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, 2.5D display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), Exposure
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Panorama, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


ZDNet

Leader of the affordable Android pack

from ZDNet

Sets a new high bar for the £200 price point, making it the affordable Android handset to beat.

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Sets a new high bar for the £200 price point, making it the affordable Android handset to beat.

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Android Central

Making a strong case to be the budget king

from Android Central

What you get in the Honor 9 Lite is a very good phone for any price point. For £199, it's perhaps untouchable right now.

Read full review

What you get in the Honor 9 Lite is a very good phone for any price point. For £199, it's perhaps untouchable right now.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

The best budget phone around

from Tech Advisor

The Honor 9 Lite might not have all the mod cons but it's one of the cheapest phones around to offer an 18:9 screen with a bezel-free design. It's an attractive phone and general specs are good, including no less than four cameras.

Read full review

The Honor 9 Lite might not have all the mod cons but it's one of the cheapest phones around to offer an 18:9 screen with a bezel-free design. It's an attractive phone and general specs are good, including no less than four cameras.

Read full review

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Fone Arena

Stands up to the hype

Quad-camera setup, bunch of features to experiment with and a good battery life, make the Honor 9 Lite an amazing company for budding photographers.

Read full review

Quad-camera setup, bunch of features to experiment with and a good battery life, make the Honor 9 Lite an amazing company for budding photographers.

Read full review

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Firstpost

Immense value for money

from Firstpost

Huawei certainly has a winner on its hands with the Honor 9 Lite. Yes, there are some shortcomings such as poor camera performance in low-lit conditions, app optimisations among others, but show me a phone that does not have any flaws.

Read full review

Huawei certainly has a winner on its hands with the Honor 9 Lite. Yes, there are some shortcomings such as poor camera performance in low-lit conditions, app optimisations among others, but show me a phone that does not have any flaws.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Glossy, glassy, and camera-tastic

from Digital Trends

For a phone to be desirable, almost regardless of the price, it needs to tick a few boxes. The Honor 9 Lite ticks the following: Design, screen, software, and camera. That’s a lot of ticks for any phone, let alone one at this price.

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For a phone to be desirable, almost regardless of the price, it needs to tick a few boxes. The Honor 9 Lite ticks the following: Design, screen, software, and camera. That’s a lot of ticks for any phone, let alone one at this price.

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TechRadar

Budget phone, premium design

from TechRadar

The Honor 9 Lite has the looks of an expensive phone and it's feature-packed, but it's the battery and rear camera that leaves us asking for more.

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The Honor 9 Lite has the looks of an expensive phone and it's feature-packed, but it's the battery and rear camera that leaves us asking for more.

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The Inquirer

Very typical of Honor

from The Inquirer

The super lightweight design and high end features like the quad cameras, complemented by an impressively large display; all for a mid-range price point (we are told).

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The super lightweight design and high end features like the quad cameras, complemented by an impressively large display; all for a mid-range price point (we are told).

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The Mobile Indian

Premium design raises some serious bar in budget segment

from The Mobile Indian

The Honor 9 Lite is surely one of the most beautiful-looking smartphone at this price range that offers some delightful viewing experience. The performance is satisfactory and the camera does a decent job in ample lights.

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The Honor 9 Lite is surely one of the most beautiful-looking smartphone at this price range that offers some delightful viewing experience. The performance is satisfactory and the camera does a decent job in ample lights.

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Pocket-lint

More than a step beyond what its name may suggest

from Pocket-lint

The Lite is more than a step beyond what its name suggests. This is an affordable and entirely capable phone, wrapped in an eye-catching design that further cements Honor's increasing presence as a major player.

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The Lite is more than a step beyond what its name suggests. This is an affordable and entirely capable phone, wrapped in an eye-catching design that further cements Honor's increasing presence as a major player.

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